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– by Dr. Marita Schauch – Heart Disease and Stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. Every seven minutes in Canada, someone dies of heart disease or stroke (Stats Canada, 2011). Heart disease and stroke come with a hefty price tag: both cost the Canadian economy more than $20.9 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity. Cardiovascular disease is defined as a disease and injury of the cardiovascular system: the heart, the blood vessels of the heart, and theRead More

Posted On January 29, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

Can We Talk

Publisher Sue Hodgson Talks With LifeSport Coach and Professional Athlete Lucy Smith. You participated in your first fun run at age 11, and since then you’ve had an outstanding career as a professional athlete: a 19-time Canadian Champion, a two-time World Championship Silver Medalist, and a myriad of podium finishes at international duathlon and running competitions. At age 46 and as a mother of two, how has the transition been from full-time athlete to full-time mom? The transition has been many things, but I think it can be best summed up asRead More
Kids Calendar
– by Doreen Marion Gee –  March 2014 March 3 to April 28: French Songs and Playtime Excellent starter for parents and tots to learn to speak French together. Families enjoy traditional songs in a French environment. Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am. 7/ $39. 11/2 – 3 years. Saanich Commonwealth Pool. www.saanich.ca 250.475.7600 March 10 to 14: H20 Adventure Camp Each half day includes a swimming lesson, playtime in the water and an introduction to a new water sport such as snorkeling, surfing, diving or underwater hockey. Monday – Friday, 12:30Read More
Small Business

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

2013 Seaside Focus on Small Business

by Adam Olsen Local small businesses are the lifeblood of every community, and the Saanich Peninsula is no exception. In fact, 99% of businesses in Canada are tiny by international standards. It’s an understatement to say that small business success is the most critical factor for a resilient economy, contributing jobs, innovation and diversity to our communities. The Saanich Peninsula has an incredibly diverse marketplace. Take a trip down any road in the Peninsula, rural or urban, and you may be surprised to find virtually any product or service youRead More
The Poppy Factory

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

The Poppy Factory

Among my earliest memories are bombs, rats in the air raid shelter, WWI servicemen, and the Poppy Factory. Until recently I thought the latter as much a myth as our family Homemade Cake Factory. Even though my mother pointed out a building not far from where we lived in Richmond, just outside London, as being “where the poppies are made.”For a week or two before Remembrance Day she would stand in the wind and rain selling those poppies to raise funds for veterans of both great wars.Read More